The latest construction news from around the globe…
Catch up on what’s going on in construction this week. From the ways in which construction pros are using modular building to the US DOT’s latest round of grant awards, we’ve got you covered on all the industry news from around the world.
How Construction Leaders Are Using Modular Building Differently
Hear from Mark Drury VP of Business Development at Shapiro & Duncan, Scott Cannon Executive VP & General Manager of Building Operations, Georgia & South Carolina at Skanska USA, and Joseph Schultz Senior Project Manager at JE Dunn Construction to find out how these construction pros are putting modular building to use. Among the three construction pros, one commonality is clear: modular building is here to stay.
Procore’s Embedded Experience Facilitates Seamless Integration
For Minneapolis-based contracting giant, Ryan Companies, driving construction efficiency across its 150+ ongoing projects amidst the pandemic hasn’t been without its challenges. However, by investing in the Procore Embedded Experience pre-COVID-19, Ryan Companies has been able to reap the benefits of its integrations and maintain constant project production. Learn more here.
Facebook and Google Join Apple and Microsoft’s Commitment to Become Carbon Neutral
Earlier this week both tech companies independently announced their intent to put no excess carbon into the atmosphere. Google also announced its commitment to being powered exclusively by renewable energy by 2030 while Facebook plans to meet that goal later this year. This move demonstrates a continued trend towards green and sustainable structures as we move into the new decade.
How the West’s Wildfires Have Impacted Construction
With thick smoke and record-breaking poor air quality hovering over California, Washington, and Oregon, many vital construction projects have had to be put on hold. While there’s no legal order in place mandating the closure of these jobsites, many firms have temporarily shut down out of respect for the safety and health of workers. As the fires continue to burn across the West, most contractors are hoping for the best but preparing for the worst.
US Department of Transportation Awards $1B in Most Recent Round of Grants
On September 16th, the DOT awarded $1 billion to 70 projects in 44 states in the latest round of its Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) grants for improvements in the United States infrastructure, according to ENR. Of the projects selected, 75% are related to either highways, roads, or bridges. Read more here.
8 Innovative Multifamily Projects to Keep an Eye Out For in 2020
Ready to get inspired? Check out this hand-picked collection of multifamily housing projects expected to debut in 2020. From a cantilevered glass-bottom pool in a new Honolulu skyscraper to a Miami rental complex with a huge Trader Joe’s on the bottom, this list is sure to amaze you.
Two Words: Frog Truck
If you have an extra moment, check out this amphibious, four-wheel off-road vehicle from Zeal Motor Inc. While you probably don’t need this truck in your life, or on your jobsite, it sure would be cool to own a vehicle that can both drive on rough terrain and float on water.
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